Open Space is a programme dedicated to the most contemporary artistic expressions. French and international artists are invited to create a specific project for the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Open Space takes place regularly in different settings around Frank Gehry’s building. For Open Space #5, the Fondation welcomes the African-American Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey (1987-USA) for her first solo exhibition in Europe.
Drawing inspiration from history, through Ancient Egypt to contemporary America, from personal and collective memory, and from popular culture across funk, hip-hop, Afro-futurism, science-fiction and more, Halsey’s artistic practice is situated on the boundaries between architecture, painting and sculpture.
For Open Space #5, Halsey has created a new installation made up of geological modules –Funk Mound–. These heaps in different shapes and sizes contain altars made up of disparate elements (new, found, recycled) that belong to African-American culture.
more info: https://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr